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The Courtyard

British, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
01799 522892
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fruit scones could be used to fend off marauders if you get your aim right.....

Have eaten at other Wilkin & Sons tearooms without a problem. Certainly the cakes on display looked lovely, but my friend and I decided to go for the "cream tea". Service was prompt and the fruit scones were warm and looked tempting, albeit resembled rock cakes, rather than scones and there we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Veebur
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Hockwold cum Wilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Had the breakfast baguette, what a tasty lunch! Prompt Service, served with great coffee! Highly Recommended!

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Thank Bob S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited the courtyard on a Saturday morning after walking around the market. Because the courtyard is tucked away (down the lane that links the common and the market square, behind boots), we usually forget it's there. We were so glad we did! The staff are extremely friendly, the service amazing and the food delicious. The full English is great... More 

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Thank Dean F
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited today for lunch with 4 friends. Service exceptionally slow but when soup finally arrived it was homemade and delicious. We thought "soup and half a sandwich" for £7.25 was too expensive. Maybe if we had been offered a whole sandwich we might have felt differently.

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Thank Joanne K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Went here mid week with a couple of friends for a nice catch up , so wasn't overly busy. We order our drinks which consisted of hot and cold drinks. They arrived in good time, however the hot drinks were luke warm so they got sent back. Promptly received fresh hot ones so wasn't to much of an issue. Our... More 

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Thank W3L1K3F00D
Hertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

After being snubbed by Kim's owners, we took ourselves off for lunch at The Courtyard. We received a friendly welcome. We selected a jacket potato and sandwiches for lunch which were great value and beautifully presented. If we visit Saffron Walden again, we would return.

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1 Thank lovetoescape2
Norwich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Coffee luke warm, cake dry. A disappointing experience. I imagine there are many nicer places to stop for a coffee in the town :(

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1 Thank Hetti72
Hockwold cum Wilton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Have eaten at other Wilkin & Sons tearooms without a problem. Certainly the cakes on display looked lovely, but my friend and I decided to go for the "cream tea". Service was prompt and the fruit scones were warm and looked tempting, albeit resembled rock cakes, rather than scones and there we have it - the word rock. As the... More 

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Thank Veebur
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

So good to see a place that has got everything so right. Great food, excellent service. If in Saffron Walden, this is a must.

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Thank Graing
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

At the last minute and friend and I decide to have a bite to eat in Saffron Walden. We choose the Courtyard. Our order was taken quickly, we went for sandwiches. They arrived quickly. Mine was tuna which was huge and clearly freshly made. I liked the Belvoir Ginger Beer. We were both so full we could not manage a... More 

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1 Thank SASHNS
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There were six of us, one was disabled and one had difficulty due to age.We were soon made comfortable very close to the door. From there on, we felt like royalty. Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff. In the background the kitchen staff made an excellent job of the food that we had. 1st class everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: 01799 522892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Bar, Cafe, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?